A year ago at this time, I had just finished shipping out our first wholesale orders to a handful of sweet shopkeepers. I didn't really know what I was doing at the time, but I decided to trust the Lord, jump in, and act like I knew what I was doing.⠀ ⠀ Today, Muscadine Press is on the shelves of shops in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, and Nevada. I still have a lot to learn, but I'd like to think that I know a little bit more now than I did then.⠀ ⠀ I'm completely blown away by God's faithfulness in this venture, and it makes my heart SO happy to know that women everywhere are being encouraged and uplifted by our prayer journals, verse cards, and gifts.⠀ ⠀ One of my favorite local boutiques recently restocked, and I snapped this photo of their display when I stopped by earlier today. I love the way AllyOops has everything set up. So, so pretty.⠀ ⠀ Is there a shop in your area that you think would be a good fit for Muscadine Press? If so, leave a comment below, and we'll be sure to reach out. I'd love for you to be able to walk into your favorite store and pick up a Dwell Journal for a friend this holiday season. Wouldn't you?⠀ ⠀ ❤️ Leslie Ann⠀
It's a contradiction, really, to speak of Good Friday as good. It is, after all, the day that Jesus died, and we don't usually think of death as a good thing. When's the last time you saw someone jumping for joy after a loved one died? Probably never.
Given the option between a life of ease and a life of suffering, I'll take the the easy road every time. Yes please to the good life. Hard pass on the hardship. But Jesus isn't like me. He knew what was to come, and he walked toward it with eyes and arms wide open.